““…. In places he reminded me strongly of some of the late-sixties acoustic practitioners of the U.K. blues scene; at other times he is akin to Catfish Keith at his best…. Those who appreciate the current acoustic blues revivalists should enjoy it….” Blues & Rhythm magazine (U.K.) - reviewing Blues Intervention”
Blues & Rhythm magazine (U.K.)
“… Man can Lawrence play...
… Few artists can match Marshall Lawrence’s solo Acoustic presentation. A gifted translation of Delta blues expression …
… Blues Intervention should cement Lawrence’s reputation as a neo-Delta visionary …
“... Good time music, exceptional musicianship and playing, a True Blues Great and Great Blues album, both Marshall Lawrence and his new album ‘Blues Intervention’ are keepers ...”
Rock Over America
“... Blues Intervention is a dynamic set of acoustic blues, one of the best sets I’ve heard this year. It’s loaded with great original songs and some extraordinary fretwork. Acoustic blues fans longing for the next great record need worry no more. “The Doctor of the Blues” has the cure for what ails you ...”
“... Marshall Lawrence has taken the influences and styles of the masters of the past and written fresh, topical material that is in keeping with his storyteller persona. "Blues Intervention" is a very entertaining listen from a bluesman steeped in a time-honored tradition! ...
— Nashville Blues Society
“…. he knew his way around a resonator guitar and could deliver the folk/blues as well as any other white boy….. Lawrence is on the money with a set that will always be good company in the car….. He has a dandy way of taking you someplace out of the mainstream without being precious…..”
— Chris Spector, Midwest Record
“… Lawrence makes good use of his resonators and traditional acoustic guitars...”
— Blues Revue
“...a new beautiful well done acoustic work...full of harmonic beautiful sounds and a deep passionate touch that gradually wrap us in his mysterious and sometimes bucolic dreaming world, along a beautiful album that has emotionally captivated me...”
La Hora Del Blues
".... Lawrence doesn’t try to be anybody but himself. In a world full of Clapton wannabes embarrassing themselves by doing what amounts to blackface, that’s genuinely refreshing....."
— Lucid Culture (NYC)
“... The sometimes very fast finger style of Marshall makes me sometimes think about the acoustic earlier work of Johnny Winter...”
— Rootstime Magazine
“... Marshall belongs to the group of artists such as Taj Mahal, Roy Bookbinder and Corey Harris who just like Marshall knows how to put new life into the old traditional Delta Blues style with an injection of raw energy and boundless enthusiasm ...”
— Rootstime Magazine
“This is what I call a "Super Bad Blues Man" this CD has some of the best blues I haven't heard for such a long time. It has pure originality, creativity, and loaded with talent.”
Indie Lady A - WSF Radio
“… Blues Intervention, from start to finish, is 13 tracks of pure delight….. well-crafted songs and exquisite resophonic guitar… Blues Intervention is a brilliant mix of storytelling and traditional blues…”
Penguin Eggs – Tenth Anniversary Issue, Summer 2010
“Since his debut album, Where’s The Party, was released in 2003, Lawrence has become one of the country’s leading new blues payers, who are collectively injecting their own vibrant energy into the blues.”
Canadian Musician Magazine
“Giving "Blues Intervention", my Highest Recommendation with a Solid 5***** Rating, was perhaps the easiest decision I have made this year and one that I knew this Album was headed for, shortly after I started listening to it.”
Blues Underground Network
““When it comes to building a solid foundation of Blues Music in Canada, there is a new cornerstone being laid and standing firmly on top of that stone is one of our truest Ambassador's of the Blues, Marshall Lawrence. For those that know Marshall, they know that he eats, breathes, lives, and loves the blues, and now with his newest release, "Blues Intervention", everyone else will be well aware of that too.””
Blues Underground Network
““I was very, very impressed…. This is a very good album”
— Keith Castleberry, The "L.A." Blues Cruse, commenting on “The Morning After”
"Technical skills are important but feeling is essential, you have both of those qualities…. Together with interesting original songs and very good sound/production quality "The Morning After" should easily please deep blues fans. I like it!”
— Przemek Draheim, Polish Blues Radio Host
"Marshall is completely devoted to his music and he is able to stir up a deep interest to discover the legacy of low down Mississippi blues. A faithful respectful work performed by a doctor who has got his graduation thanks to a non stop listening of great blues masters. I can say he will awaken interest of all ‘back porch blues’ lovers."
— VICENTE P. ZUMEL, La Hora Del Blues
"He's a native of Edmonton, Alberta but plays the bottleneck guitar as if he grew up in the Mississippi delta."
— GLT Blues Radio
"... It's still delta-style country blues, but new. In fact, I think Lawrence is following in the footsteps of some very important artists like Bernie Pearl and Corey Harris and Taj Mahal in the way that he is at once historical musicologist and contemporary interpreter...."
— The Sunday Night Blues Project